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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek (21 Days)
One of the most popular and adventurous treks in Nepal , it’s the Everest Base Camp trek that is incredibly audacious with profound high altitude landscapes in view most of the times. The splendid landscapes and the awesome views of Himalayan peakssuch as Everest, Lhotse, Choyou and so on midst, and the like are sure to entice anyone all through the Everest Base Camp at 5,380 m (17,700 ft) on the south sideways of Everest in Nepal.
The trek from Jiri to the Everest Base Camp passes through verdant terraced crops, full-bloomed rhododendron forests, a close-constant panorama of the following glacier-fed rivers circling various terraced hills as well as insightful view of the native Sherpa tribes- it’s no wonder that the trek from Jiri to the EBC in Nepal is the most eventful journey in the world. No doubt, everyone can experience both the fear and fascination, and pain and pleasure at the same time by deserving the true sublimity of adventurous trekking from the route of Jiri.
Interestingly enough, “Trekking to Everest Base Camp(EBC)-This is where true adventure begins…” sincethis trip is known as the king of all trips. As we reach ‘Namche’ the capital of the Khumbu, the sceneries of colossal Everest and other silver-like sparkling peaks take our breath momentarily.The rich flora and fauna or plants and animals of Sagarmatha National Park also add the pleasure to the EBC trek.
Likewise the other high altitude trips, the trekking to EBC must be safety for the trekkers, therefore, Nepalroyaltourism.com ensures the adventure lovers creating adequate and healthy atmosphere to enjoy this endeavor. Please, feel free to contact us at:email@example.com, for the real experience of the EBC territory, the peaceful and spiritual location – surely one of the most ever relaxing and stimulating places in the world.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m / 4264 ft):
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport you will be greeted and for dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.
Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri
Today we take an early morning drive to Jiri, about 187 km north-east of Kathmandu. Since, we would be travelling on the mountain roads, it takes around 6-7 hrs to reach Jiri.
Day 4: Bhandar to Sete(2575m/8450 ft): 6/7 hrs
Descend the trail from Bhandar through deep forests crossing a few streams passing the small settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. Climb the ridge making up to the small settlement of Kenja. Another steep ascent to Chimbu and continuing further we finally reach Sete.
Day 5: Sete trek to Junbesi(2670 m/8760 ft): 6/7 hrs
An uphill climb to Lamjura La through forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch and rhododendrons. Pass by the villages of Dagchu and Goyem. Lamjura La pass at 3530 meters, Descend down the pass to Tragdobuk and Junbesi.
Day 6: Junbesi trek to Nunthala (2220m/7280 ft): 6 hrs
Cross the stream beyond Junbesi, climb up the forest slope and after an hour's trek, the mesmerizing views of the Himalaya Mountains appears before our eyes. Descending through conifer and rhododendron forests, and terraced fields, we finally arrive at Nuntala.
Day 7: Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m/7,740 ft): 5/6 hrs
Descend down the trail to the Dudh Koshi River. Cross the bridge, climb to Jubing and continue straight to Churkha. Climb the trail eastward to reach Kharikhola and descend to cross a suspension bridge. Another steep climb finally takes us to Bupsa.
Day 8: Bupsa to Surke (2290m/7282ft): 5/6 hrs
Enjoy the magnificent views of the Khari La pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. Descend to Puiyan and go through the ups and downs to Surke.
Day 9: Surke to Phakding(2,652m/8,700ft): 4/5 hrs
From Surke, our trail climbs toward Chaurikharka. Initially, the trek moves up to Chhiplung. Then the trail moves down to Phakding.
Day 10: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft): 5/6 hrs
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. We reach Namche Bazaar exploring the landscapes, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.
Day 11: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft)
This is the scheduled 'acclimatization' day for this trek. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle.
Day 12: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5/6 hrs
After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region.
Day 13: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5/6 hrs
Mountains as a backdrop, the monastery in Tengboche looks spectacular more in the morning. The valley ahead will begin to open up as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River, we descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche On arrival in Dingboche, we enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.
Day 14: Dingboche – Duglha (4,600 m/15,090 ft): 3/4 hrs
We start the day with a climb to Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. After crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend to Dugla. We can see the tip of Nuptse from here as well as Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks. Spending a night in Duglha is ideal for acclimatization purposes.
Day 15: Duglha – Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2/4 hours
Beyond Duglha we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. As we trek along a murmuring stream we do not see the Khumbu glacier because of its lateral moraine wall and we now begin to feel a little out of breath due to high altitude.
Day 16: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft) – Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft) – Gorak Shep : 7/8 hrs
The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass though the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc.
Day 17: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft) – Pheriche (4280 m/14,070 ft): 7/8 hrs
Today is the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest.
Day 18: Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 5/6 hrs
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings.
Day 19: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6/8 hrs
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. On arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.
Day 20: Lukla – Kathmandu
We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel.
Day 21: Farewell Friend
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos.
All meals during trek
Accommodation during trek (local lodge)
Kathmandu to Jiri Bus ticket
English speaking local expert guide, porters
Sagarmatha National park fees
Trekkers’ Information Management System fees
Airport transfers and escort
Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
Insurance for all staff & porters.
Nepal visa – Multiple Entree fees
International flight & all domestic departure tax
Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
Extra baggage charges
Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.